In times like these, it is important to stay positive. Some wise person said that … probably Yoda, or the Lord of the Rings Wizard guy. The Jays were definately outmatched in this past series versus the Yankees. They were close and hard-fought games, where the Jays could take away a number of ‘small victories,’ if not victories that actually show up in the standings.
Marc Rzepcynski, pronounced (Zip-Chin-Ski) if you were wondering, gave the Jays a decent start against a very potent lineup that did the same amount of damage against elite Jays pitcher Roy Halladay. Impressed with Rzepcynski’s mound presence, 3 quality pitches from the left side and command, Rzepcynski earned himself a nickmane in my long list of MLB nicknames (idea for a future post!), Zippy. Zippy might be the most clever thing I’ve thought of in while. lol. Not Really. For one thing, it is easier to say than his full last name, and for another, it can help other casual fans avoid the mental aggrevation of trying to concoct a word out of those oddly sequenced letters.
So, positive start for Zippy, I’m very impressed with what I’ve seen from the young pitcher so far. Jays lose two games to the Yanks. Bummer, but they were hard-fought games and I like our chances in our next series coming up against the Orioles of Baltimore.
Joe Carter Called Me! Me!
Friday night kicks off the ’92-’93 World Series Champion reunion series against the O’s. I will be in attendance for the Friday game, I believe? Today, I got an odd phone call from a (416) Toronto number during my Timmie Hortons coffee and a donut break at work. Who was it? None other than Joe Carter on a pre-recorded message personally inviting me to game on Friday! I said to the electronic device “Joe! Your callin me? I lov .. think you were a good player 🙂 … you can count me in!” I also thought since Carter invited me to an event, maybe I can invite him to dinner or something one day? We could have some great ‘Jays talk’ over a steak or something? Carter looks like the kind of guy that enjoys a good steak. To me at least. We will see if I can get a little ‘bromance‘ with Joe Carter after this? I still can’t believe he called me, even if that wasn’t really him.